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August 22nd 2018 – I’m Waiting

“Their arrogance testifies against them, yet they don’t return to the LORD their God or even try to find him.” (Hosea 7:10)

In the book of Hosea, the people of Israel find themselves in a frightening spot. God has given them over to their enemies, yet they continue to sin. They are weary, heartbroken and homesick, yet they refuse to look to God. Like a loving father who watches his child continue to hurt themselves, God desires to step into the scene and heal them. He desires to bring them hope, freedom, prosperity and peace.

While the situation may be different for each of us, the reality is the same. We all have moments in life where we feel beat up and knocked down. Our marriage is struggling, our job is on the line, we’re concerned about our health; all these things come at us and we have a choice to make. Will we look to God or will we look to ourselves or the world for answers. Of course, the even greater picture is in regards to our salvation. Each of us stands before God guilty because of the bad things we have done, and we have a choice. Do we admit guilt and ask for mercy, or do we deny guilt and run from the very One who desires to forgive us? All of us have a choice… choose wisely.

“God desires to forgive us, but we must come to Him first.”

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, I know that I am a sinner and in need of Your grace. I also know that without You my life would simply fall to pieces. Help me to trust in You during the hard times and celebrate that I have been saved by Your grace through Jesus. Fill me with Your Spirit so that I can share this Good News with others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Rob Lavallee

Scriptural Seeds Ministries

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March 23rd 2017 – I’m Sorry, But..

“Then the Philistines followed hard after Saul and his sons. And the Philistines killed Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malchishua, Saul’s sons.” (Chronicles 10:2-3)

The books of 1 & 2 Samuel and 1 & 2 Chronicles parallel one another. It has been well observed that 1 & 2 Samuel are man’s perspective of these events while 1 & 2 Chronicles are God’s perspective. Most of the book of 1 Samuel (man’s perspective) chronicles the life of Saul, but in 1 Chronicles (God’s perspective), the life of Saul takes up just one chapter. Now, Saul was the first king of Israel. In man’s eyes, he was an important man, but not in God’s eyes. When we first meet Saul in 1 Samuel, he is hunting after his father’s donkeys, which he had lost. That is not a good indication of Saul’s character. Later on in 1 Samuel 13, we see Saul offering a burnt offering on his own.

(1 Samuel 13:11-12) “And Samuel said, ‘What have you done?’ Saul said, ‘When I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered together at Michmash, then I said, ‘The Philistines will now come down on me at Gilgal, and I have not made supplication to the LORD.’ Therefore I felt compelled, and offered a burnt offering.'”

Saul is coming up with excuses and throwing blame for what he did wrong. He was not a priest and sinned by offering the sacrifice on his own. When Samuel the prophet confronts Saul about it, he begins making excuses.

We are all fallen people. When we are approached with our own wrong doing, our first instinct is to cast blame and find excuses. How often do our apologies include reasons (because) and excuses (but)? When you mess up and need to apologize, just apologize. Don’t take from your apology by adding anything to it. Don’t try to find excuses for your wrong doing.

“Do not find excuses for your wrong doing.”

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, Thank You for loving me. Lord, I need Your forgiveness. Thank You for forgiving me. Please stop me when I try to make excuses for my sins, and help me to be quick to apologize to others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Rob Lavallee

Scriptural Seeds Ministries

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